Capture Italy – Tuscany to Venice
May 6 2024 – May 13 2024
Instructor: Lee Sie
Group Size: 4
I’ve been traveling since I was old enough to pack a suitcase. By age 30 I had visited almost every continent and felt a strong affinity to Europe, especially Italy. In 2012 I was commissioned by a fine art gallery to travel to Europe and capture iconic images. It turned out that my top sellers were images from Venice and Tuscany! Over the years I returned to those fertile landscapes and discovered many truly amazing locations.
My Italy Photographic Tour is your opportunity to join me and learn from my experiences of places, times, and techniques. I call it a Photo Trek seen through the eyes of a fine art photographer – an Italian Safari if you will. Unique to this tour is the inclusion of two days in Venice, which I consider an indispensable location for fine art photography.
Our group will stay in top-notch accommodations located very close to our areas of interest. Our Villa in Tuscany is perched on beautiful rolling hills with panoramic views. Each day I will escort our group to locations at the best times to ensure the best shots are captured.
The tour includes:
- All airport transfers
- Double-occupancy lodging (single accommodations — add $1,000)
- All transportation
- Daily Breakfasts
- Field instructions
- Post-processing instructions
Cost does not include: International flights, passport & visas fees, travel insurance, vaccinations and medical coverage/treatment, meals not specified, any alcohol, tips to guides, drivers and bellboys, and personal expenses such as beverages/snacks, internet access fees, laundry fees.
Day 1 Florence
Pick up from Airport or Train Station. After checking into our gorgeous hotel located along the Ponte Vecchio, we will head out and capture incredible images from the city streets. At sunset we will head up to Piazza Michelangelo, which overlooks all of Florence with breath taking views of the City and Arno River.
Day 2 Florence
Sunrise Photo session along Arno River and Duomo. Breakfast. Daytime Exploration in Florence. Sunset Photo Session around Duomo area.
After another photo session in the spectacular early-morning light of Venice, we’ll have a truly Italian Breakfast. Next we board a train to Florence, Italy, the capital city of the Tuscany region. After checking into our gorgeous hotel located along the Ponte Vecchio, we will head out to capture incredible sunset images in Florence.
Day 3 Florence – Pienza
We capture images at a wonderful sunrise location in Florence. During the afternoon we head south to the town of Pienza, which is located in the province of Siena. After checking into our Villa in Val D’Orcia, we head out for an afternoon and evening of capturing images in the lovely town of Pienza, which is an architectural wonderland.
Day 4 Tuscany
We capture images in the countryside of Pienza during sunrise. During the afternoon, we capture more images during a field session. After a small break, we head to our sunset destination.
Day 5 Tuscany
Our tour continues in the province of Siena. We capture sunrise images at another great location in Tuscany. We do another field session during the afternoon with a visit to Montepulciano, which will be followed by a photo session at sunset.
Day 6 Tuscany – Venice
We enjoy the morning at our Villa and after breakfast we make our way back to Florence. There we travel by high speed train to Venice. After checking into our hotel in the St. Mark Square we will head out to the Rialto Bridge to catch the sunset.
Day 7 Venice
Early Morning Photo Trek to capture the blue hour and Sunrise in St Marks Square. Breakfast. Day to explore the canals and sites. Rooftop Photo spot near Rialto Bridge. Sunset along St Marks Docks.
Day 8 Venice
Early Morning Photo trek to capture the empty streets of Venice as we explore the mysterious canals and alleys.
Our tours are designed for people in relatively good health. Tour participants will carry camera equipment while walking and doing light hiking. If you have concerns about your capabilities or fitness as it relates to this trip, please contact us before reserving a space.
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